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NOTICES

Notices of Motion:

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes that- (a) the important work required to develop and implement multicultural policies requires a national organisation of ethnic communities councils;

(b) the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia provides such a national organisation and has to date achieved remarkable results with meagre resources;

(c) the administrative funding should be supplied by the Federal Government to the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia;

(d) the Hawke Government has maintained the Fraser Government's level of administrative funding, being $50 000; and

(e) the Federal Government should provide at least $90 000 to the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia in the 1984-85 Budget.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes that- (a) in the vital movement towards a truly multicultural Australia, cultural identity depends on language retention;

(b) while it is essential that migrants and their descendants acquire the best possible proficiency in written and spoken English, multilingualism must be encouraged; and

(c) towards this end it is imperative for the Federal Government to establish a National Language Policy.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) expresses awareness and condemnation of the atrocities committed on the Filipino people by the Filipino military and the Marcos Government's poor human rights record;

(b) notes the contribution made by the United States and Australian Governments in military aid to the Philippines and the contribution this money makes to the Marcos regime's militarisation program and the further deterioration of human rights; and

(c) requests the Government to immediately cease all military aid to the Philippines and that it make representations to the United States Government to do the same.

Senator McIntosh: To move on the next day of sitting-That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence: Australia's relations with Papua New Guinea, with particular regard to: (1) Australia's contribution to the economic development of Papua New Guinea.

(2) The significance of Papua New Guinea within Australia's regional defence responsibilities.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) expresses concern and regret at the threatened introduction by the Queensland Government of industrial relations legislation specifically designed to create divisions in the Queensland community by deliberately attempting to provoke and intimidate the trade union movement during a period of exceptional industrial peace; and

(b) urges the Queensland Government to consider the damage such legislation will inflict on that State's already ailing economy and the needless confrontation it will generate in the community, and to abandon it forthwith.

Contingent Notice of Motion: The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): To move (contingent on the Senate proceeding to the consideration of Government Papers pursuant to Sessional Order)-That so much of the Sessional Order relating to the consideration of Government Papers be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp) moving a motion relating to the order in which the Papers are called on by the President.